Wedelia, Sphagneticola Trilobata - Plant

Blooms profusely with 1 yellow-orange flowers, which are borne singly on the end of each stem. Plant creeps and roots at nodes, making a dense ground cover.
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Description for Wedelia, Sphagneticola Trilobata

Plant height: 5 - 9 inches (12 - 23 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)

Wedelia is a mat forming perennial herb with rounded stems. Leaves are fleshy, usually 2 to 4 inches long and 1 to 5 inches wide, with irregularly toothed margins. Flowers are solitary, one inch in diameter and yellow-orange in color.

New plants arise from nodes that root at the soil surface. Seed production is low and generally does not reproduce prolifically via seed.

However, wedelia is able to escape from gardens to nearby areas via runners and fragmentation.

Common name(s): Bay Biscayne creeping-oxeye, Singapore daisy, creeping-oxeye, trailing daisy, wedelia,Sphagneticola trilobata
Flower colours: Daisy yellow in flat shape
Bloom time: Most of the year
Max reachable height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: Moderately easy

Planting and care

Plant perilla seedlings 6 to 12 inches apart in well-drained but moist soil with full to partial sun exposure or direct sow them in well-drained soil and lightly cover. The shiso seeds will germinate rapidly at 68 degrees F. (20 C.) or even a little cooler.
Often cultivated as an ornamental, the plant readily escapes from gardens and forms a dense ground cover, crowding out or preventing regeneration of other species.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 35-45 F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Wedelia

  • Grows best in moist, well-drained, fertile soil, but does fine in poor soil as well. Quite adaptable in tropical climates.
  • Plant perilla seedlings 6 to 12 inches apart in well-drained but moist soil with full to partial sun exposure or direct sow them in well-drained soil and lightly cover.
  • The shiso seeds will germinate rapidly at 68 degrees F. (20 C.) or even a little cooler.

Typical uses of Wedelia

Special features: Group or mass as garden annuals in beds and borders. Pots, containers, window boxes, hanging baskets.

Culinary use: na

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: Unverified information In Suriname s traditional medicine, wedelia is used to treat hepatitis, infections and to clear the placenta after birth.
The plant has use in traditional medicine: crushed leaves are used as a poultice; tea is given to alleviate symptoms of colds and flu; and it is used in combination with other herbs to clear the placenta after birth.

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=259958&isprofile=0
    http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=Wedelia%2C+Sphagneticola+Trilobata+&stpos=0&stype=AND

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